This week was not just full of Miracles, but it was a miracle! My companion and I have really struggled these past 2 months. We just couldn´t seem to work well together, and both of us were often annoyed with the other. This week we changed. It´s hard to say what was the difference. I think we both decided to change. I stopped stressing out when things weren’t done the way that I thought was right, and she is learning to have more patience with me. Though we are about as different as they come, we are enjoying working together. We laugh and work and accept the others imperfections. This has made all the difference in the world!
This week we worked a lot with Jasmin. Wow, she´s way awesome! She is so excited to be part of our ward (congregation) and invites all of her friends to join her. In one of the rooms of the house she´s living in (here in Santiago, there are a lot of ¨rooms¨ which are big old houses that are now used for housing, every room has a different family but they share kitchens and bathrooms) there’s a boy named Pepè who is her friend (I usually call him her Special friend when she can´t hear me : ) ) She always talks about Pepè, and yesterday we finally met him! He´s a great kid and has a lot of interest in the gospel! Wow! We feel blessed to have found them both.....But she´s moving.... Like most immigrants here in Santiago her family doesn´t stay in the same spot for long. I am sad to see her go. I know that she is prepared to receive this great message from God, and that in her new home, too, she will find it! Because God gives us every opportunity to succeed! He wants us to meet our goals and have happier homes. And don´t worry we still be visiting Pepé her ¨special friend¨ : )
I want to share a scripture with you that I re-discovered this week in the Book of Mormon. This scripture is found in Alma 34:10-13, and talks about the atonement (the sacrifice of Christ) It reminded me just how special Christ is that he could pay for our sins, and that through his suffering we can be made free : )
10. For it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice; yea, not a sacrifice of man, neither of beast, neither of any manner of fowl; for it shall not be a human sacrifice; but it must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.
11 Now there is not any man that can sacrifice his own blood which will atone for the sins of another. Now, if a man murdereth, behold will our law, which is just, take the life of his brother? I say unto you, Nay.
12 But the law requireth the life of him who hath murdered; therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world.
I love you all and hope that this coming week you can pray to feel the love of Christ more completely in your personal life and with your families : )
SED DE BUEN ANIMO!!